M: Right. So the answer to my question was "Yes. All of that money will go to the schools", was it?
W: I want to see every pound spent on schools.
M: Well, you say all of the money being spent in schools going into the schools. Fine. But what does it mean in practice? Does it mean, I repeat the question, that all of that money, all of it, will go to the schools?
W: What it means is that all that money at the moment that is being spent on the schools should be spent in the schools rather than,
W: rather than money that is supposed to be spent on schools but is being held back in bureaucracy.
M: So at the moment a certain amount of money goes to schools. A certain amount of money goes to local education authorities. Are you saying that in future no money will go to local education authorities but all of the money will go to the schools. I mean that's a very straightforward question, isn't it?
W: At the moment what happens is that money goes to local education authorities and they decide how much money is then going to be spent on the schools. Money's held back at those education authorities and is held back initially at central government as well for them to decide how it should be spent. I want that money to be actually in the schools for the schools to decide how it should be spent.
M: OK. Thank you very much, Theresa, for talking to us on the program.